Just a few clicks from the perfect shades: How to order sunglasses online

Nowadays, most people are aware that to buy glasses you don’t necessarily have to go to a traditional optician. However, many people are still hesitant about buying online, as they feel they can get better advice from a high street store.

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As Europe’s leading online optician, Mister Spex offers many advantages that make both the choice and purchase of new sunglasses a straightforward process. We’ll now explain to you how exactly the process functions and what things you should bear in mind.


Top priority when buying online – quality

As in every area of commerce, there are some dodgy online dealers when it comes to glasses and sunglasses. So before buying anything you should have a good look at the seller and keep an eye on certain points regarding quality.

  • First and foremost, high-quality lenses are a must. Their job, after all, is to protect your eyes from UV-radiation. Make sure that the model you choose has certified UV-protection. The filter category should also fit your requirements. A reassuring sign is when lenses from leading manufacturers are offered.

  • If you have your doubts about an online optician, do a little research on their trustworthiness. One way is to check whether they have a Trusted Shops guarantee. Good service both before and after buying is another encouraging sign. What are the conditions regarding returns? Is there a toll-free number to call if you have questions? What are delivery times like? These and other questions can help guide your decision.

  • If you can’t shake your doubts, look elsewhere. You don’t want to run the risk of getting poor-quality products or cheap imitations.

Step-by-step guide to buying online at Mister Spex

Step 1: Use filters

The filters on the left-hand side of the screen make choosing the right model easier. You have, for example, the possibility to choose from among the following characteristics:

Face shape filter

Tip: If you aren’t sure what face shape you have, try standing in front of a mirror and tracing the outline of your face with lipstick or some other easily removable material

Go to the guide to face shapes

Glasses width

If you are happy with your current sunglasses, you can simply enter their width and look for a model of the same size. Just click on the link “specify glasses width”. Note that it’s a good thing if the sunglasses are slightly wider than your head so as to prevent stray sunlight from reaching the eyes.

Glasses shape

Certain styles of glasses are better suited to certain faces. For more on this, take a look at our Guide to face shapes.

Make sure you choose a frame that is large enough for your face, so that your eyes get maximum protection.

Frame type

Rimless glasses tend to be lighter, which particularly in the case of prescription sunglasses can be a benefit. However, you need to make sure that your eyes get sufficient protection from UV-light, and this might be an argument in favour of half- or full-rim glasses.

In addition to the above filters, you can also filter according to frame colour, material, brand and price.

Tip: If you want to know which models can be glazed, use the Features section on the left-hand side of the screen to search for “Prescription-ready” or “Available with varifocal lenses.” Sunglasses that take your fancy can be saved in your wish-list.

Step 2: online fitting tool

If you’re struggling to choose between various models or aren’t sure if your favourite model suits you, we recommend using the online fitting tool. You can find this on the product page of the sunglasses in question, and it works with either a photo or your webcam.

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1. Use icon to activate the tool

If you’d like to try on the sunglasses using a photo, click on the product page. In the row of products select the last picture then click on “New Photo”.

2. Upload photo

Now either upload a photo from your computer or use your webcam to take a shot of yourself.

Upload photo

Position the sunglasses

3. Position the sunglasses

The sunglasses will then appear on your face. Use your mouse to adjust the positioning and then decide whether you like what you see.

At Mister Spex you can also use your webcam to see how the sunglasses look. Activate this function on the product page, allow access to your webcam and get an instant 3D impression directly on your screen.

Virtual mirror

Step 3: select lenses and enter prescription

When you’ve decided on a frame, just put it in the basket. If you normally wear glasses, it’s also possible to get the model you want to correspond to your prescription. To do this, just enter the corrective values that have been given to you by your optician.
And don’t forget to choose the desired tint, lens type and finishes. In our Guide to lenses we explain what possibilities are available.

Tip: When you’ve entered your corrective values we’ll automatically recommend the type of lens we consider most suitable.

Step 4: Your sunglasses have a new home!

After you’ve placed your order, your sunglasses will be either sent to you straight away or glazed by one of our highly qualified opticians in the Mister Spex workshop. If your glasses require any modifications, we’re happen to undertake them for you. And if for any reason you aren’t satisfied, you have a 30-day money back guarantee.

Our service team is always there for you

If you have any questions about ordering, about sunglasses in general or prescriptions, just turn to our customer service team. Our qualified opticians will answer any queries you have. Write to us at service@misterspex.co.uk or call free of charge on 0044 (0)800 472 5457.

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